King of Kings

Simon Says Stamp is challenging its readers to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee by adding crowns and/or gems to a project.  I am a Mexican-American of French and Spanish descent, but with no other European roots as far as I know.  However, I can claim a connection to Queen Elizabeth II as a Christian.  In addition, my father, who was the first Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Mexico, had the pleasure of meeting with her during a Lambeth Conferences of 1968 and 1978.  Yes, I'm a PK... LOL!  Therefore, I decided to make an entry in my art journal to celebrate the King of kings and queens, so I may also enter it in Word Art Wednesday Challenge #31.  I am using this week's fabulous color scheme at the Play Date Cafe PDCC 135, which includes aquamarine, poolside and clay.

© Arnoldo L. Romero 2012
The flower is basically a Celtic spiral that I drew and illustrated using Sharpie markers.  I began by plotting the spiral on graph paper, and then I traced it on a white sheet of Bienfang marker paper before illustrating it.  After the latter was done, I cut it out and glued it in my art journal.  I added a blue gem to the center of it for a little spark.  Finally, I penciled my text and used a black Sharpie pen (medium) to ink it.

Which God will bring about in his own time -
God, the blessed and only Ruler,
the King of kings and Lord of lords
Timothy 6:15

I am also entering this piece in the Artist's Playroom #12, who is challenging its readers to use Zentangle or doodles.  As I mentioned before, I believe Celtic art is the ultimate form of doodling.  Last, but not least, I'm entering this piece in Sunday Postcard Art - Jubilee.  Although it's not a postcard, it fits their theme perfectly.  Just as the Celtic Knot I did last weekend, this Celtic spiral is a study for a painting I'm planning for one of my entries in an upcoming art exhibit.  I would love for you to leave a comment and/or follow my blog.  Long live Queen Elizabeth II, and may she continue to be blessed by the King of kings and queens!


...super piece of work with gorgeous shades of blue, like the gem addition too...Mel :)
Patrice said…
Love how you used these colors this week...I found it quite a challenge!!!

I hope you'll join me again at 52 Card Pickup this week.
abby j said…
Beautiful and unique take on the Celtic spiral... really enjoying YOUR blog! All the media you use are very effective...I love textural art!!

Adri Munhoz said…
Fantastic! I like so much your celtic flower: congrats.
Did you see my post about my first challenge? I drawn a sketch (my very first one) for this brasilian challenges blog, I'll be so happy if you could participated in it. (
I so admire the way you can just free hand something, and then fine tune it. It's always so beautiful, and inspiring. Thank you for sharing once again of your talents with us at Word Art Wednesday. It's always a treat. I hope you're having a great week, Arnoldo!
karen L
Word Art Wednesday
Jennifer McLean said…
So nice to meet a new face in my Artist's Play room, Thanks for joining up. Your zen is lovely, Celtic art is alway beautiful though. great job, hope to see you next week!
Gloria j Zucaro said…
I really like the tone on tone of the major part of this piece.
Tracey FK said…
happy to see a new face at APR and I enjoyed cruising your blog and seeing your work and ideas... hope you take part again...xx
VonnyK said…
Such a beautiful zentangle, I love the colours and the gem in the middle really sets it off.
Thanks you for your kind comment on my blog.
Jinny Newlin said…
What a beautiful and unique take on the color story, Arnoldo! And I love that your image has so much meaning for you! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe! Oh! And my hubby's a PK, too ;).
It's always a pleasure to come visit you, Arnoldo. You have beautiful things to say, and lovely things to show. :) This drawing is amazing!

Thanks for playing with us at The CAfe this week!
Wendy Swenne said…
Arnoldo, it's always a blessing to see what you make.
I so love this entry for WAW. Love the colors, the spiral and off course my favorite color blue :D

And I love the hand written text. It so beautifully written.

Thanks so much for entering every week with us on WAW. You are such a blessing.

Winnie said…
I have never seen a Celtic spiral before. I am familiar with the Celtic knot. Your piece is so beautiful. and I love the use of the colors you chose. I enjoyed reading about your family! I love how you tie your posts to your family and love and faith.
Ruby said…
I love your take on our challenge, this is just fab and the way you've worked the colours is great! Thanks for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe this week!
minnemie said…
Well, I learned something! Never heard of a Celtic spiral before... but I really like it and the verse as well!
Mandy said…
Fabulous journal Arnoldo, I love how you've drawn and coloured the Celtic, it's perfect for our challenge :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx
WOW! That celtic flower is fab! I can't believe you designed it and used sharpie markers to create it! WOW! And I LOVE that you are a PK! I'm a huge fan of Jesus--LOVE that He is higher and mightier than any other king or queen! THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:) the story about your dad meeting the queen! FUN!